Backpacking is the best way to really enjoy traveling whether on your own or in groups, you’ll meet new people anyway if you are on your own! Sinai is the favorite destination all over Egypt because of the never ending coasts of the Red Sea while Safaris in the Western Desert is just the adventure of a lifetime because of its nature wonders. In fact everyone heads out for Sharm El Sheikh luxurious spots, but there are more fortunate trips for hiking, trekking and camping instead of just staying in a 5-star hotel. Check those things out!
Nuweiba, Don’t skip the Colored Canyon Day Tour
Mainly divided into four parts, Nuweiba Tarabin, Nuweiba Town (markets and downtown), The Dunes, and Nuweiba Muzeina. It is the perfect destination for tranquility and self-renewal, starting out on the journey of traveling on the road of Taba-Nuweiba within the Sinai borders in between beautiful mountain sightseeing on the red sea coast line overlooking the gulf of Aqaba, the flicker camps that stretch on the shore are amazing and plenty. Eco-lodging accommodation spots are most likely found without pre-booking right on the road such as Basata Eco-Lodge that is situated in Tarabin area, as well as another calledHabiba Villageand Bay famous for its catering where you can rent really cheap huts characterized by their splendid nature and underwater sightseeing, snorkeling and diving. Beaches vary from rocky to sandy ones, it just depends on where you will stay, the Dunes area contain many coral reefs while Tarabin owns lots of palm trees and sandy beaches. One of the sandy beaches within the area is the famousBasata Camp, as the first Eco-lodge experience accommodation, for a quiet haven beach in Egypt.
TIP: Don’t miss on theColored Canyonexcursion trip while you are staying in your camp surrounding, it can be arranged by your camping hosts
Dahab, Underworld to Discover
Dahab owns the lost treasure of the Red Sea down Sinai specially theBlue Holediving site and most amazing snorkeling attraction worldwide. It can be reached by camels or 4×4 jeep rides. Basically Dahab is divided into three major parts, Masbat, which includes the Bedouin village that provides apartments and studio rentals, lies up in the north.Moving down south is Mashraba, which is more touristic and has considerably more hotels such asChristina Hotels, our recommendation for best accommodation in town; right across the hotel area, there is a promenade where only at night, life begins, with pubs, restaurants and so many cafe options with irresistible Bedouin feel and shopping stores. In the southwest is Medina which includes the Laguna area, famous for its excellent shallow-water and great weather all year round for windsurfing.
Climbing St. Katherine Mountain & Monastery (St. Catherine’s City)
Considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Area for its natural and cultural importance that you can spend weeks exploring in Sinai borders. It is climbingJebel Musa, Moses High Mountain in Sinai trekking trip that takes an overnight camping, which starts at midnight, endures an amazing sightseeing from the top of the mountain during sunrise, takes a visit to St. Katherine’s monastery and ends at sunset. This trekking tour is usually arranged from Sharm el Sheikh accommodation but it can be arranged as well from Daha, Nuweiba or Taba.
TIP: Climbing a mountain is the whole point of that excursion mountain hike, so have a lot of water with you, and wear a comfy heavy duty outfit with an extra jacket in your backpack because it will get cold at night
White & Black Desert Safari
The Western Desert of Egypt or in other words the Lybian Desert is the golden passion for any backpackers’ dream to have an adventure of a lifetime. Safari trips can be arranged from Cairo to theBahariya Oasisfrom 4 to 10 amazing days in the desert. To live primitively and be one with nature, learn from the Bedouins how to cook, drink, save your resources, laugh and dance. They know all about the stars, sand dunes and their land cruisers’ rides are the most thrilling. Accommodation first night might be in some of the Bawiti villages in Bahariya Oasis, there is the Old Oasis Hotel that Egyptolution recommends before you switch track off the road into the wild Safari.